Belfast–Bangor line

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The Belfast to Bangor line (known simply as the Bangor line by NI Railways) is a railway line in Northern Ireland, originally part of the Belfast & County Down Railway. All services are operated by NI Railways, the only operator for Northern Ireland (NI). Unlike the rest of the United Kingdom, no railway in NI is part of the National Rail network and none is owned by Network Rail. Services run every half-hour, with extra services at peak times.[1]

Bangor line
Approaching Seahill station - geograph.org.uk - 243422.jpg
NI Railways Class 3000 approaching Seahill.
Overview
StatusOperational
LocaleNorthern Ireland
TerminiBelfast Great Victoria Street
Bangor
Stations14
Service
TypeCommuter rail
Regional rail
Heavy rail
SystemNI Railways
ServicesBelfast-Bangor
Portadown-Bangor
Lisburn-Bangor (peak only)
Route numberNIR Service 1
Operator(s)NI Railways
Rolling stockClass 3000 "C3K"
Class 4000 "C4K"
Technical
Number of tracksDouble track
Track gauge1,600 mm (5 ft 3 in)
ElectrificationUn-electrified
Operating speed70 mph (110 km/h)
Route map

Great Victoria Street Belfast-Derry railway line Belfast-Larne railway line Belfast-Newry railway line
City Hospital Belfast-Derry railway line Belfast-Larne railway line Belfast-Newry railway line
Botanic Tunnel
Botanic Belfast-Derry railway line Belfast-Larne railway line Belfast-Newry railway line
Lanyon Place Belfast-Derry railway line Belfast-Dublin railway line Belfast-Larne railway line Belfast-Newry railway line
Titanic Quarter
(Bridge End)
Belfast Queen's Quay
Ballymacarrett
Victoria Park
Sydenham Belfast City Airport
Holywood
Marino
Cultra
Craigavad
closed 1957
Seahill
Helen's Bay
Carnalea
Bangor West
Bangor Bus interchange

Nearly all NIR services on this line continue on through Great Victoria Street and terminate at Portadown or Newry, stopping at stations in between. Trains usually run between Portadown and Bangor.

Rail Air LinkEdit

The Belfast-Bangor Line is part of the key link into Belfast city centre. Trains run from Belfast Great Victoria Street to Sydenham for planes from George Best Belfast City Airport.

Museum rail accessEdit

The Bangor Line serves important museums including the Ulster Museum, where passengers can alight at Botanic and for the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum alight at Cultra.

The Odyssey & Titanic QuarterEdit

Passengers can alight at Titanic Quarter station for the Odyssey Arena and the Titanic Quarter.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ NI Railways: Bangor line timetable Archived 25 July 2010 at the Wayback Machine Accessed 1 August 2010